julian Posted June 28, 2004 Share Posted June 28, 2004 Not sure what the ettiquette is here, but I thought I'd start a fresh thread so I can start ignoring the off-topic stuff attached to the previous ones. I've done some more cleaning up and fixing on the new look. Here are some notes on my progress: I tried to do some fixes to the underlying java scri_pt for mac users using IE. I'm not sure how effective that will be, but I look forward to detailed reports about the problem from mac users (exact error message, detailed description of symtoms, screenshots, etc are appreciated). I'm not expecting the appearance to ever approach perfect with such an old IE version, but I do at least want to make sure the site is accessible. Since I don't have a mac, I don't know how well I'm going to be able to debug this, but based on some earlier feedback, I made some hopefully-helpful changes to the java scri_pt. I have a theory about the "blank page" issue too, and hopefully some of the more recent changes to style-sheet names and link tags should help with that. Please let me know if there are still problems. I made the cookie-setting code more conservative. If you don't actually fiddle with the style menu, you shouldn't be asked to take a cookie. Various tweaks for standards-compliance. All the .css files should be strict CSS2 now, but I'm sure I'll be chaseing HTML4 compatibility for years, there are so many different pages. I want to get rid of all tables too, but that's going to be a more long-term evolution. We have been pretty concerned about the type of ads being displayed by google, you may have seen a disclaimer I added, but we've decided to just get rid of them altogether for the time being - at least until we figure out what direction to go with them. Maybee we will just forgoe that revenue altogether on the "penny wise, pount stupid" theory. Even the previous webmasters.com ad was misleading some people. Free users should have mailhosts capability back. In related news, we are working on getting away from the bookmark-as-secure-login system for free users. In the future, everyone will be asked to set and provide a username & password. This may upset some people who like the existing method, but it's really pretty dumb. Thanks for all the kind words and feedback so far. Our aim is your happyness! -=Julian=- Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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